In a federal Illinois court, Boehringer Ingelheim has been fined $1 million for neglecting to retain documents pertinent to a multidistrict litigation (MDL). It is unclear if the German pharmaceutical company can be accused of destroying or withholding the Pradaxa documents.
The fine was brought down upon Boehringer Ingelheim in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in the Pradaxa MDL.
U.S. District Judge David Herndon, who handed the manufacturer of Pradaxa the fine, called Boehringer Ingelheim’s practices regarding document retention outrageously neglectful.
According to Bloomberg, there are approximately over 1,700 Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits pending in the federal Illinois court. Plaintiffs have filed Pradaxa lawsuits alleging incidences of excessive loss of blood. When these excessive bleeding episodes become uncontrollable, they may become fatal, resulting in what is called a bleed-out death.
A blood-thinning agent, Pradaxa is a drug used to prevent incidences of blood clots and stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.
The Pradaxa MDL is In re: Pradaxa Products Liability Litigation MDL no. 2385, and is being heard in East St. Louis, Illinois.
In addition to the Pradaxa MDL in Illinois, individuals who believe that they have been injured by the use of Pradaxa have filed lawsuits targeted at Boehringer Ingelheim from coast to coast, in Delaware, Connecticut, and California. There are also Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits pending in state courts in Illinois.
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